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Postpartum Depression and the Myth of the Natural Mother

We live with the myth of the natural mother. The truth is that many social behaviors, including mothering, are learned behaviors. It might be easier to discuss communication and relationship skills within a marriage as a learned behavior than mothering. If you grow up in an abusive or just non-communicative home, it is likely that when you marry, you will discover that you need some help in the how-tos of a relationship. It is the same type of thing when becoming a mother.

Postpartum Doula Can Help Lift Your Mood Postpartum

Postpartum Doula Can Help Lift Your Mood Postpartum

What is a postpartum doula? A postpartum doula is a woman hired to “mother the mother” after childbirth. The postpartum doula fills multiple roles in emotional support, babycare, and also helping with light household chores. However, a postpartum doula does not provide medical advice or assistance.

Why She Won't Sleep With You

Why She Won't Sleep With You

Recently, when I was shopping, I came across a notepad with a very cute saying on it. "All I want is world peace and a pedicure." Is this too ambitious? Perhaps, all your girlfriend wants is for you to stop yelling and give her a foot massage?! All jokes aside, how do you expect to have a great sexual relationship when all you do is fight? Sometimes, men, -and in all fairness, women - like to break up just to make -up, because the make-up sex is so good, of course!

Depression: A Natural Outcome Of Abortion Secrets

Depression: A Natural Outcome Of Abortion Secrets

Our culture tends to confuse the legalities of abortion with the actual process of coping after a difficult decision. There is an implied message that the abortion is the closure, which is simply not true. Choosing to have an abortion and feeling okay with the decision doesn't mean that a natural grieving process won't happen.

How To Find The One in A Sea Of Many

How To Find The One in A Sea Of Many

I get asked over and over again, why is it so hard to meet and connect with a great guy who is looking for what I am. I am tired of dating aimlessly and I am tired of meeting guys who just want to get laid and not really try to invest in a lasting relationship. What can I do to shorten this never-ending experience? Here are 3 of the most important things that get you there fast:  

How To Find The One in A Sea Of Many

How To Find The One in A Sea Of Many

I get asked over and over again, why is it so hard to meet and connect with a great guy who is looking for what I am. I am tired of dating aimlessly and I am tired of meeting guys who just want to get laid and not really try to invest in a lasting relationship. What can I do to shorten this never-ending experience? Here are 3 of the most important things that get you there fast:  

First Comes Love..., then comes Marriage Education?

First Comes Love..., then comes Marriage Education?

S__ & M___ sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G, first come love..., then comes marriage. Any couple in a successful marriage will tell you that you will reap the benefits for how much effort, time, and investment you put into learning new skills to connect, communicate, and be intimate with one another. If you invest in your couplehood, then you keep the sexual energy, attraction, and devotion within your relationship. You not only fireproof what you have together, it gets better each year. It's also fool proof.

Rules For Becoming The Perfect Daughter-In-Law

Rules For Becoming The Perfect Daughter-In-Law

My mother-in-law is great. Thoughtful, helpful, smart, and not the least bit annoying to hang out with--even over long periods of time. (And no, I'm not just saying this because she might stumble upon this article online!) And when I hear all the horror stories from my friends, I thank my lucky stars that I somehow managed to snag not only the perfect guy--but a great mother-in-law to boot. (Sorry, yes, I'm bragging a bit here. But, trust me, she's worth bragging about!)

Is Football Hurting Your Relationship?

Is Football Hurting Your Relationship?

By Marianne Beach, GalTime.com Living with a Cowboys fan can be tough. After all, America's Team hasn't had a great streak of luck in the past few years. And it can be hard to witness the constant disappointment on my husband's face as his team loses yet another game. But hey, there's always his fantasy team. Or, you know, a pick-up game of Madden '12 to fall back on. Or maybe his second favorite team, The Chargers, will make something happen this year.